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THE REE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 3. 1917.
COST OF INDUSTRIAL
Seventy-Six Thousand Dollars
Paid Under Work
COFFEY FILES HIS REPORT
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 2. (Special.) The
sum of $76,143 was the balm for in
dustrial injuries in Nebraska, under
I lie workmen's compensation act, in
the first eleven months of 1916, ac
cording to the annual report of La
bor Commissioner (,'offey. For 115
the amount was $24.92,1.
The total number of reports filed
with (the Labor Commissioner was
10.822 in 1916, compared with 4,082 in
There was settlement of six fatal
cases in 1915. averacinK $1.041.40 -for
each case. Sixteen fatalities in I'Mb
avcraffed $1,221. .11 each.
Labor Commissioner Coffey, in his
report, urges machinery for settle
ment of cases now submitted to arbi
tration or to the courts, to the detri
ment of those who would settle rather
than "go to law."
He advocated a board or a person
to administer the law and maintain a
stricter hold on insurance companies
and their methods of settlement.
A supplemental report analyzes the
fatalities in 1916 and points out that
the full benefits of the law, based
on the salary, should be accorded
rather than the "settlements."
Hearing Before Board
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 2. (-Special.) Hear
ing on the consolidation of the Sur
prise ' (Neb.) Telephone company
with the Lincoln Telephone and Tele
graph company, and the question of
an adjustment of rates to accompany
the change, was held before the Ne
braska Railway commission Tuesday.
The Lincoln company has recently
bought the Surprise Telephone com
pany, with exchanges in David City
and several other Butler county
towns. The new company is asking
the right to increase the rates on the
ground of doubled service and elimi
nation of duplication. The two con
cerns had been competing.
Former Grand Island
Pastor Dies Suddenly
Grand Island, Neb., Jan. 2. (Spe
cial.) Word was received in this city
yesterday of the sudden death of Rev.
W. T. Groom, formerly pastor of the
Christian church here, and a very able
divine. Late in the last summer Rev.
Mr. S room left this city to take up a
pastorate at Butte and Helena. Mont.
On the morning of December 22 .a
friend called on him at his pastorate
in the latter city and found him un
conscious en the floor. fe never re
covered consciousness. Death ensued
from apoplexy. He leaves a widow
and one son.
Many People Don't Know.
A sluggish liver causes an awful lot of
misery to keep It active use Dr. Kings
New Life Puis. Only 25c. - All druggists.
Fourth in Value;
Iowa the Second
Washington, Jan. 2. Almost nine
billion dollars was the aggregate
value of all crops of the country last
year. In an estimate announced to
day by the Department of Agricul
ture the exact value was set at
$8,934,587,000. That was an increase
of $2,165,989,000 over the value of
1915 crops and $J,8o 7,206.000 over the
average of the years 1910 to 1914.
Texas held its lead as first state in
value of its crops, but Illinois as sec
ond state in 1915 was displaced by
Iowa last year. The other states of
the leading ten in order of value of
their crops were Nebraska, Georgia,
Kansas, Pennsylvania, New York,
Indiana and Ohio.
Except North Dakota every state
showed increase in the value of its
crops last year over 1915.
Mrs. Rouse, Pioneer of
Hall County, is Dead
Grand Island, Neb., Jan. 2. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. George L. Rouse, wife
of the former speaker of the house,
and a resident of Hall county for
over forty years, passed away Satur
day from heart failure thought to have
been induced from dropsy and other
complications. Secondarily injuries
received in a serious runaway accident
about three months ago contributed
to or caused the illness. Mrs. Rouse
came to this county with her husband
in 1874. Five sons and three
daughters remain to mourn her loss
in addition to the husband. The lat
ter has been in ill health for a num
ber of years. The funeral took place
from the farm home near Alda Tues
day afternoon at 1 :30.
Team Visits Tecumseh
Tecumseh, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.)
A gospel team ot eleven young
men trom the Nebraska State liniver
sity and Wesleyan university Young
Mens Christian association, com
pleted a campaign in Tecumseh Sun
day evening. The team arrived' Wed
nesday evening and there have been
banquets, hikes to the country, weinie
roasts, etc. Sunday the young men
visited several Sunday schools and
a men's meeting was held in the after
noon. 1 he team had charge ot a
union meeting of all the churches,
held at the Methodist church at night.
Table Rock Will Drill for Oil.
Table Rock, Neb., Jan. 2. (Spe
cial.) Tangible evidence that the oil
proposition in this vicinity rests on a
solid foundation was in evidence Sat
urday when a carload of machinery
for drilling arrived and was unloaded
here. The drillers are already here
and there are few "doubting Thomas
es" any longer.
Stomach Trouble and Constipation.
Those who are afflicted with stom
ach trouble and constipation should
read the following: "I have never
found anything so good for stomach
trouble and constipation as Chamber
lain's Tablets. I have used them off
and on now for the past two years.
They not only regulate the action of
the bowels but stimulate the liver and
keep one's body in a healthy condi
tion," writes Mrs. Benjamin Hooper,
Auburn, N. Y. Advertisement.
Levi Phipps, Former
Burt Sheriff, is Dead
Tckamah, Neb.. Jan. 2. (Special
Telegram.) Levi Phipps, prominent
in the Masonic order and ex-sheritl
of Hurt county, died at bis home in
Tekamah on Sunday morning from
the effects of a cancer. Mr. Phipps
had been ailing for some time but
had not submitted to the care of a
physician until some three weeks ago.
A specialist from Omaha was here
Saturday and he pronounced his case
hopeless but death was not expected
Mr. Phipps was one of the promin
ent Masons in this part of the state.
He had been sheriff of Burt county
for five terms and refused to become
a candidate tor another term, nc
leaves a wife, one son and daughter
both adults. Funeral services were
held this afternoon at the home, the
Blue lodge of Masons having charge
of the services. Mr. Phipps had been
a resident of this county for nearly
thirty years, having come here from
Funeral of J. W. Sloan
Is Held at Geneva
Geneva, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.)
The funeral of James W. Sloan,
father of Congressman Charles II.
Sloan, was held at the family home
this morning. The body will he in
terred temporarily at Lincoln until a
vault can be erected here, when it
will be brought here for final burial.
MRS. MARY B. SHUBKRT died
at her home of her son, Ion W.
Shubert, Monday. The deceased was
the widow ot Henry W. Shubert, who
died eight years ago. She had lived
in Shubert and vicinity for thirty-five
years. Leon W. Shubert. trie only
child by her marriage to Mr. Shubert,
and a daughter, Mrs. 1,. E. Vanwlnkle,
by a previous marriage survive. The
town of Shubert was named for her
husband, Henry W. Shubert, who was
the pioneer commercial fruit grower
of this part of the state. The funeral
was held at the Christian church at
MRS. NETTIE WHEELER, aged
79, of Fremont. Neb., was stricken
with apoplexy Sunday morning. She
died before a physician could reach
her side. Mrs. Wheeler was a native
of Ireland, hut came to this country
with her Darenls when a child. Her
husband died four years ago at Cleve
land. Okl. Since that time Mrs
Wheeler has made her home with her
sons in Fremont. Mrs. W. rl. 1'res
cott of Lincoln is a sister.
MRS. DAN DICK died at her home
at Fairbury, Neb., after an extended
illness from BriKht's disease. Mrs.
Dick, nee Miss Mary E. Holliday, was
born July 4, 1859 in Missouri, bhe
came with her parents to Jefferson
county at an early day. On August
24, 1911, she was married to Dan
Dick at Holdrege, Neb. Mrs. Disk Is
survived by her sister, Mrs. Kate Free
of Fairfield, la.; Sam and Roy Holll
days, brothers, of this city.
GEORGE HAWLEY died at the
family home, 727 Burtlngton avenue.
York, Neb., Saturday, aged 75 years.
He was a veteran of the civil war and
enlisted as a Connecticut volunteer.
Funeral services were held Sunday
afternoon, and the body buried in
MRS. KATHER1NE DEVANEY
died Tuesday morning at her home,
3608 South Twenty-fifth street. She
is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Charles Rogers, and a granddaughter,
Miss Mary O'Brien.
Wayne Couple Observes
Wayne, Neb., Jan. 2. (Spicial.)
Mr. and Mrs. Shalcr l.umry Dayton,
prominent residents of Wayne, cele
brated their golden wedding anni
versary Monday evening by enter
taining a company of friends. The
bride and bridegroom of half a cen
tury renewed their vows in a mock
ceremony. They received some unique
gifts in gold, besides many other
presents of flowers, crystal and
The guests included: Mr. and Mrs,
H. C. Henney, Mr. and Mrs. M. S.
Uavies, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Porter.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Munsinger, Mr.
and Mrs. 1-.. L. l.aughlui, Kev. and
Mrs. V. L. Gaston, Kev. and Mrs. S.
X. Cross, Rev. and Mrs. A. S. Buell,
Mr. and Mrs. V. I.. Dayton and C.
M. Christcnsen of Rapid City, S. D.
Mr. and Mrs. Dayton, who were
married in a log cabin near North
Prairie, 111., on New Year's eve fifty
years ago, established their first home
near that place, later moving to Har
lan, la., and then to Lincoln, Neb.
They located in Wayne five years ago.
Their son, V. I.. Dayton, owns a
stock farm northeast of Wayne, and
their daughter, Miss Mabel' Dayton,
is an instructor in mathematics in
the Wayne High school. Mr. Day
ton, who was 71 years old last Octo
ber, and his wife, who will pass her
sixty-eighth milestone Thursday, are
both enjoying good health.
Dodge Farmers Against v
Federal Aid Road Law
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.)
Resolutions favoring the purchase
by the state of Fremont college and
opposing the federal aid roads law,
the rural school unit and the increase
of the number of experiment sta
tions were passed by the Dodge
County Farmers' Educational and
Co-operative union, which met at
Scribner. In the discussion of the
resolution on the experiment station
it was pointed out that the state has
already spent enough for this work
and the farmers were unanimous in
their opposition to the measure.
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
District Fair Dates
Maywood, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special
Telegram.) The annual meeting of
the Southwest Nebraska district fair
was held at this place today. Direc
tors and stockholders were here from
various towns over the district, in
cluding Indiauola, McCook. Farnaiu.
Curtis and others. Charles A. Liston
of Dickens, president, and J. T. Calk
ins of Maywood. vice president, were
re-elected. R. C. Norris was elected
secretary and G. K. Russell treasurer.
The date of the annual fair was set
for September 1 1 to 14, the week fol
lowing the state fair at Lincoln. The
Red Willow agricultural and stock
show at ludianola will follow the
week after the Maywood fair.
It was voted to increase the p-e-niiunis
on live stock and to create
new classes, and tins should be able
to draw the best of live stock.
Sheridan Farmer Will
Travel on Special Train
Rushville, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.)
Sheridan county farmers and their
wives are going to Lincoln by special
train this year to attend meetings dur
ing the week of Organized Agricul
ture there, January 15 to 1. Thurs
day, January 18 has been set aside as
"Sheridan County day."
Through the efforts of A. C. North,
county agricultural agent, thirty-five
farmers have already signed cards
stating that they exjpect to attend
these meetings. It is expected that
charter a special train can be easily
This is the first time in the histnrv
of the state that a special train has
been planned to carry farmers to at-i
icnu uic annual wcck oi VJrganizcu
Flagman Hit by Automobile.
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.)
Jens Christcnsen, a flagman at the
Main street crossing, was knocked
down and seriously injured by an auto
delivery truck driven by Will Wiliccn.
Christcnsen sustained the fracture of
three ribs, a dislocated shoulder and
other body bruises. He is in quite a
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The Sunday Bee is the only
Omaha newspaper that
gives ' its readers four big
pages of colored comics.
L. RENTFROW, Prop.
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Quick Service Lunch Room, ths
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Music with Heals.
Table d'Hota Dinner, 35c.
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